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Austerlitz, New York
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29 April 2019 03:23PM
Gina Hyams

www.spencertownacademy.org

Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents its Third Annual Juried Photography Show. On Saturday, June 22, there will be an opening reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the exhibit will remain on display through July 14. Gallery hours will be Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and the artworks will be for sale with a portion of sales benefiting the Academy.

Juror for the show, Bonnie Yochelson, is an independent curator and art historian specializing in the history of photography. She is former Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York and teaches in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts.

“Digital imaging provides new opportunities and new challenges for photographers and curators alike. The convenience of digital submissions to the competition is undeniable, but images on a screen provide only a preview of the works. I am therefore especially looking forward to June 22, when I can experience the actual, rather than the virtual, show,” says Yochelson.. “It will be a pleasure to see print surfaces and experience the works at human scale in the gallery.”

Yochelson will bestow first and second place plus three honorable mentions. Photographers included in the show are: Lee Backer (New York, NY), William Bullard (Ghent, NY), Paul Barton (Durham, NY), Daniel Bauman (New York, NY), Mary Jo Downey (Alplaus, NY), Alan Finger (Chatham, NY), Larry Frankel (Great Barrington, NY), Gail Giles (Chatham, NY), Judith Grunberg (Valatie, NY), Jamie Hankin (Kinderhook, NY), Linda Horn (Spencertown, NY), Georgia Landman (East Chatham, NY), Paul Miller (Chatham, NY), Arthur Nager (Fairfield, CT), Liz Sample (Hillsdale, NY), Jody Schoenfeld (Valatie, NY), Gerald Seligman (Ghent, NY), Leland Sharp (Canaan, NY), Caroline Siemers (Valatie, NY), Diane Smook (Kinderhook, NY), Edward Walk (Great Barrington, MA), Steve Wildermuth (Ghent, NY), and Mike Zdeb (Chatham, NY).

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital Region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please visit http://www.spencertownacademy.orgor call 518-392-3693.

Photo Captions:

“Still Life #142” by Jamie Hankin
“One Bold Another Shy, Ilha da Mocambique” by Gerald Seligman
“Chatham Rainbow” by Paul Miller
“Yoshino Cherry Trees” by Lee Backer

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Austerlitz, New York
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26 July 2016 05:44PM
MacHaydn Theatre

Grin, giggle and guffaw at the antics of “The REAL Desperate HOUSEWIVES of Columbia County”, at The Mac-Haydn Theatre in nearby Chatham, NY. Original script and lyrics by Carl Ritchie and music by Wayne Moore tell it like it is about the locals, weekenders, divorce, marriage, parties and more in a tongue-in-cheek take off on ‘Real Housewives’ shows that Backstage reviewed as “…a fun, fizzy, fast cocktail” with “…wit, sparkle and pizazz….”. “Housewives” shows all the things that make country life a desperate delight, and it plays August 1 and 15 at 3 and 8 pm. Call 518-392-9292 or visit http://www.machaydntheatre.org for information and reservations.

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30 December 2015 06:30AM
Laura Shea-2

applewoodfarm.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/you-can-lead-a-duck-to-water/

We have roughly 50 chickens living on Applewood Farm at the moment. Two of these chickens are ducks.

The chicken-ducks look like regular ducks, but they hang out with the chickens all day, eat chicken feed, and don’t have any instinct for finding water.

While we don’t have a great deal of natural water nearby, we do have a tiny pond-like situation just beyond the back garden.

The ducks have been there; they know where it is. But, like the chickens, they simply will not go there on their own.

(Read on at the link at the top.)

Photo: Chicken-ducks in not water

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